۲۷ مرداد ۱۳۹۸ |١٦ ذو الحجة ١٤٤٠ | Aug 18, 2019
News Code: 358512
16 July 2019 - 23:30
Man charged in mosque vandalism in Owen Sound

A 22-year-old man is charged with two counts of mischief to religious property related to the mosque and one of mischief under $5,000 in connection with vandalism .

Hawzah News Agency (Ontario, Canada) - A man is facing charges after police say a mosque in Owen Sound was vandalized on two consecutive days last week.

Police say food items, including eggs, were thrown at the Owen Sound Muslim Association mosque in the early morning hours of Thursday and Friday.

Investigators reviewed security video and other evidence at the scene and searched two vehicles and a home.

A 22-year-old man is charged with two counts of mischief to religious property related to the mosque and one of mischief under $5,000 in connection with vandalism to an east-end restaurant.

The suspect is due in court for a bail hearing Tuesday.

The incidents at the mosque prompted dozens of community members to stand guard at the building over the weekend.

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